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Cindy Chavez and Teresa Alvarado, candidates for the District 2 seat of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. (CBS)

Chavez Defeats Alvarado For Santa Clara Supervisor Seat

Chavez defeated Teresa Alvarado in a runoff election after the two received the most votes but fell short of a majority in June’s special election to replace disgraced former Supervisor George Shirakawa.

07/31/2013

George Shirakawa

Replacement For Convicted Santa Clara County Supervisor To Be Elected Tuesday

Voters in Santa Clara County will cast ballots Tuesday in the special election to replace former District 2 supervisor George Shirakawa.

06/03/2013

George Shirakawa

Special Election Set For June 4th To Fill Vacant Santa Clara Supe Seat

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to hold a special election on June 4 to fill the seat of former District 2 Supervisor George Shirakawa.

03/12/2013

George Shirakawa

June Special Election To Replace Ex-South Bay Supervisor Shirakawa

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning voted to hold a special election on June 4 to fill the seat of former Supervisor George Shirakawa, who resigned Friday amid perjury and other criminal charges.

03/05/2013

Jars full of medical marijuana at a dispensary. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SJ Mayor Reed Seeks Higher Tax On Pot Clubs To Pay For Special Election

San Jose’s mayor is calling for an increase in the city’s tax on medical marijuana dispensaries to fund a special election on the city’s pot regulations.

11/02/2011

Jerry Brown

Brown Strikes Budget Deal With Dems, Drops Tax Vote Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown has abandoned his plan for a special election this year to ask voters to extend temporary tax hikes as a way to help close California’s budget deficit.

CBS San Francisco–06/27/2011

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Democrats Approve California Budget Bills As Deadline Nears

Democrats who control California’s Legislature began passing a series of budget bills Wednesday without Republican votes.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/15/2011

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Democrats Preparing Alternate California Budget Plan As Deadline Looms

Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday were preparing two budgets — one with an extension of expiring tax increases and one without — as a Wednesday legislative deadline loomed.

CBS San Francisco–06/14/2011

Critics Say Richmond Tax Measure Circumvents State Law

Richmond could have the highest sales tax in the East Bay if voters approve a measure in a special election on June 7. Critics say they are not objecting to the tax as much as the legality of how it’s being handled.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/06/2011

California Governor Jerry Brown

Poll: Californians Want Budget Say, But Disapprove Brown Plan

A new survey shows a strong majority of California voters want a say on the state budget but disagree with Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax proposal.

CBS San Francisco–06/01/2011

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